GOVERNANCE POLICY: GP-17  Development of Policies Governing the Practice of Medicine

 POLICY TYPE: Governance Process
 DATE APPROVED: April 16, 2010

Council believes that policies governing medical practice have the potential to have positive influence on public safety and the provision of high quality medical care.

Council reserves to itself the authority to determine College policies governing the standards of the practice of medicine.

2. There are four types of policies regarding standards of practice as they may be presented to Council.

2.1  Policy initiatives that Council sets as priorities as part of a regular policy cycle.

2.1.1  This type of policy requires forward thinking on the part of Council.

2.2  Policies of other organizations which Council is asked to endorse but where endorsation is not essential.

2.3  Policies which Council is required to approve before they can take effect.

2.4  Policies that need to be adopted because a member, another organization, or a representative of the moral ownership has identified a policy void.